Clearing the record on Nzinga and others
I’ve made corrections to almost all of the entries since initially launching this last Wednesday. I highly recommend going back…
The Highest Compliment
The best holiday present I got this year was messages like these.
Nog Prize #2
In which I am corrected as to Mongolian wrestling!
Catching up on Corrections
In which I finally have some time to sit down and hand out prizes for corrections - with updated art! Corrections and thanks are laid out for Wu Zetian, Ching Shih, Gudit, Isabel Godin, Mata Hari, Mai Bhago, and Vasilisa Vasilyevna.
Marguerite de Bressieux: the Legend and the Truth
A couple historians chimed in with info I didn't have, and it's looking more like much of Marguerite's story was legend.
When flying cannibal ghosts kidnapped two women, there was no man that could save them. But there was a woman.
Possibly the most cartoonishly evil woman to have ever existed, this Merovingian queen was an endless source of assassination attempts - including, on one memorable occasion, her own young daughter.
The first European woman to end up in New Zealand, Charlotte Badger was part pirate, part adopted Maori, and part mom. Which part is which is somewhat lost to history.
Sigrid the Haughty
When some scrubs hit on her, she burnt them alive. When a king slapped her across the face, she obliterated his kingdom. Sigrid the Haughty was not to be messed with.
Destined to be a mere political pawn, this Mongol queen rode into battle while pregnant, united the warring tribes, and was considered to be the second coming of Genghis Khan.